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On Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:29:21 +0200
Jaroslav Reznik <jreznik(a)redhat.com> wrote:
= Proposed System Wide Change: Fedora 21 Make 4.0 Update =
Change owner(s): Patsy Franklin <pfrankli(a)redhat.com>
This change brings Make 4.0 to Fedora 21.
== Detailed Description ==
The purpose of this update is to synchronize Fedora with the most
recent Make release.
Several new features, new command line options, new variables, and
bug fixes have been implemented in Make 4.0.
Improved error reporting may result in log file differences. If a
recipe fails, the makefile name and linenumber of the recipe are
There is one backwards-incompatibility regarding the use of .POSIX.
Make 4.0 will adhere to POSIX requirements for backshlash/newline
handling. See the link included under Documentation for more details.
A new subpackage make-devel will be created containing gnumake.h,a
new file containing externally-visible content.
== Scope ==
* Proposal owners:
** Rebase to make-4.0
** 6 patches need to be updated to work with new sources
** 14 patches will be removed as they are already supported by the
** make.spec will be updated
** local build and test (already completed for glibc and gcc)
** patch created and submitted
* Other developers: There are some minor error message changes that
may show up as log file differences.
If a package's makefile requires a specific version of make, the
makefiles may need editing to include make 4.0.
* Release engineering: There will be a new subpackage make-devel.
what exactly is releng supposed to do withthe new subpackage?
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